Heeowhat Beach Phuket

Heeowhat Beach

Heeowhat Beach is another one of those beaches you probably shouldn’t go out of your way to visit unless you’re on a quest to see all the beaches of Phuket. This is a laid-back beach with little to do, and it’s basically just a very simple beach that can provide a jumping-off point by longtail boat if you want to see some other beaches or islands.

Heeowhat Beach is around a kilometer long from end to end. The sand at Heeowhat Beach is soft, and there are lots of rocks around – which, looks nice, but hints at what lurks under the surface. Under the water is mostly soft bottom consisting of sand and mud with some rocks strewn about. There is a coral reef out away from the beach, which could provide some mediocre snorkeling if you were desperate, or you could take a boat out to one of the islands offshore for some excellent snorkeling instead.

The beach is great for relaxing, there are shade trees – coconuts and other trees – to keep it cool if you don’t prefer to get too toasty in the full sun. Unfortunately, the Pullman Phuket Panwa Beach hotel has not supplied the beach with lounge chairs or umbrellas.

Heeowhat Beach Clubs

No Beach Clubs on Heeowhat Beach.

Heeowhat Beach Restaurants / Bars

No Restaurants on Heeowhat Beach.

Heeowhat Beach Accommodations

The only property on the beach at Heeowhat is Villa Charcoal, you can book it online at AirBnB. If you want to stay in this area, try Pullman Panwa Beach or Radisson Panwa Beach, both south of this location.

Heeowhat Beach Facts

  • Location in Phuket: East side of Phuket Island on the east side of Cape Panwa.
  • GPS Data: 7° 48’ 38” N, 98° 24’ 12” E
  • Distance to Patong / Phuket Town / Airport in km: 25 / 11 / 44
  • Taxis available: No
  • Surrounding Beaches: Pullman Cape Panwa is south; Makham Bay Beach is north.
  • Direction Facing: East
  • Beach Length: 550 meters (601 yd.)
  • Beach Width: About 7 meters (8 yd.)
  • Estimated Beach Area: 3’850 square meters (4,605 square yd.)
  • Beach Quality: The sand is light-colored and mixed with dirt.
  • Ocean Bottom: Mud with sand, but solid enough to stand in the water.
  • Restroom / showers facilities? No
  • Beach features: This is a small, thin bay with little to do.
  • Lifeguard Available? No
  • Sunbeds Available? None
  • Umbrellas? None
  • Public or Private? Entrance fees? Public and no fees.
  • Water quality: Good
  • Boat anchorage possible? Yes, out in the bay.
  • Boat dock and marina? N/A
  • Longtail boat rental possible? No
  • Speedboat/longtail boat tours possible? No/No
  • Sea inflow:: Yes
  • Slope into sea until 1m deep: 1-40m
  • Convenience shop available? No
  • Attractions: Ton Ao Yon Waterfall and Tarzan Adventures are both close by on the cape.
  • Activities: Nothing at this beach, but there are some rentals at Pullman Beach just south.
  • FKK possible? Not permitted, but if empty…
  • Massage available? Yes
  • Picnic possible? Yes
  • Surfing? No
  • Smoking? In November Thailand is cracking down on smoking at beaches around the country. In November 2017 in Phuket, Patong Beach is affected. Soon they expect to make it a country-wide smoking ban – so do stay up to date because fines are high and can include prison time.
  • Warnings: Stingrays are a constant threat on the east coast under the muddy sand in the shallow water.
  • Waste runoff into the sea? Yes, north

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